2020 Saroyan Prize for Writing

Sonia Lee
September 12, 2019

Submissions are now being accepted for the ninth William Saroyan International Prize for Writing. Given by Stanford Libraries in partnership with the William Saroyan Foundation, the award recognizes newly published works of fiction and nonfiction with a $5,000 award for the winner in each category. The prize is designed to encourage new or emerging writers and honor the Saroyan literary legacy of originality, vitality and stylistic innovation. Congratulations to our 2018 Fiction Winner Hernan Diaz for In the Distance, and our 2018 Nonfiction Winner Robert Moor for On Trails: An Exploration.